Published On: Mon, Apr 30th, 2018

DEVELOPING: Trump Says U.S. Will Not Tolerate Killing Of Christians, As Buhari Assures Tackling Herdsmen Menace

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By News Investigators – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari says resolving the problem of the rampaging herdsmen would take a longer time to abate, even as he assured that his government is doing its best to contain the Boko Haram insurgency.

Mr. Buhari expressed appreciation to the United States government for agreeing to supply military helicopter, arms and equipment to Nigeria to combat Boko Haram, adding that defeat of ISIS by the U.S. led coalition had helped to weaken the ISIS West Africa (Boko Haram) whose allegiance is ISIS.

Mr. Buhari, while speaking at a joint press interview with U.S. President Donald Trump also applauded the United States for providing training and supervision to Nigerian soldiers by putting boots on ground at the battle ground.

The Nigerian president also expressed thanks to the United Nations for its role in securing the release abducted school girls in the north east.

He also reiterated his earlier position that the crisis in Libya during the Gadaffi years was responsible for the proliferation arms in the Sahel region.

Responding to Mr. Trump’s comments that the U.S. was concerned about the recent killings of Christians in Nigeria as well as the fate of the abducted school girls, the Nigerian president the kidnap of the Chibok girls took place during the last administration.

He explained that 30 of the abducted Chibok school girls were recovered by him, adding that 100 of the abducted Dachi school girls were released, four died in custody while one is yet to be released.

Earlier, Mr. Trump told journalists at the media conference that his discussion with his Nigerian counterpart covers a wide range of issues, including war against terrorism, economy, recent killing of Christians, which he said “will not be tolerated by the United States, we are not going to tolerate it at all,” he said.

He assured of the U.S. commitment to assisting Nigeria in the fight against terrorism and insecurity in the region.


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